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Address: 868 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767-7703
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+1 435-319-0313
09:00 - 19:00
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Zion Mountaineering School is Zion's only comprehensive Guide Service &...

Zion Mountaineering School is Zion's only comprehensive Guide Service & Instructional School for; Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, Backpacking, & Mountain Biking.

All trips & Courses are Private.

All Levels

Beginners to Big Walls

We have the only AMGA Certified Rock Guides in SW Utah.

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All About the Guide--Go Gabby--Families, Kids, All Climbers

We went Canyoneering in Water Canyon on the Full Day trip. We are pretty experienced in the outdoors and fairly particular with guides, especially because we have two children... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Park City, Utah
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Park City, Utah
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went Canyoneering in Water Canyon on the Full Day trip. We are pretty experienced in the outdoors and fairly particular with guides, especially because we have two children. All of our expectations were exceeded by our guide, Gabby. She had a background in teaching kids to climb and she was amazing with our kids. If you are looking for... More 

Thank hobyd1
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

My private guided Rock Climbing day with Allen was by far the best guided trip I have been on. Not only was he extremely knowledgeable but an absolute awesome guy to spend the day with! I am already planning my next trip to do another course with ZMS and my guide Allen.

Thank SKimble5
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had heard about ZMS from some friends who had a great experience with these guys and decided to sign up for an all-day canyoneering trip. It was so much fun! Al was our guide - friendly and professional. He took the time to explain how the equipment works and the safety measures that go into making this such a... More 

Thank Monte J
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Three friends and I planned a trip to Subway at Zion for a bachelor party, and took their one day canyoneering class to prepare for the hike. Steffan was our guide and "showed us the ropes." He was not only an awesome teacher, he's also a really cool guy to hang out with for the day! By the end of... More 

Thank Ian M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

ZMS took dad (51), mom (ha!), daughter (11) and son (6) Canyoneering for a half a day - our guide was a real pro. Super safety conscious, but when he saw he had an adventurous athletic group he took us down some more challenging stuff than I think a less tuned-in guy would do. Strongly recommend them, and can't imagine... More 

Thank Nina L
Desert Hot Springs, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I would like to bring to your attention the professional attitude of Al Lapinski. He was my guide for the recent trip to the Barracks and Fat Man canyon. He demonstrated knowledge and excellent judgment. I felt comfortable, like I had known him for many years. Even though I had some physical limitations, he got me through the ruff spots.... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was visiting Zion National Park with my two sons (age 13 and 11) for a full week. Together, we tackled many of Zion's aggressive day-hikes, but wanted to expand our horizons with some canyoneering / rock repelling. That said, we had little experience in that area. I found Zion Mountain School in town (Springdale), stopped in, and talked for... More 

Thank tjp2013
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our friends recommended this place to book a canyoneering tour. We are so glad we made this choice!! We took their half day package and chose the 7 Am timing. When we reached there in the morning , our guide Steph (spelling?) introduced himself. Me and my husband were totally new to this activity and were very nervous on what... More 

Thank Soumya P
bigrocks23, Manager at Zion Mountaineering School, responded to this review

Hi Soumya P, Thanks for the kind words. We truly love sharing this beautiful home of ours with others. You will be happy to hear that we have already replaced our rental shoe fleet for the narrows! We are the only rental company to carry 3 different types of shoes to fit all types of feet. I noticed you didn't... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We decided to go with Zion Mountain School after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. ZMS offers you a private guide for your trip and after seeing other groups of 8 or 9 people, we were happy to have gone with our own guide so that we avoided long waits. Based on TripAdvisor advice, we... More 

Thank Alexandrasmom817
Seymour, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped in to rent equipment to hike the Narrows and purchased a day of Canyoneering as well. Couldn't have had a better day, thanks to our guide (Steffan). Canyoneering, repelling, hiking slot canyons,breathtaking views. Steffan was extremely professional, knowledgeable and respecting and calming our nervousness as we had never done anything like this before. Showing us an amazing canyon... More 

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